Monthly Archives: June 2012

Protovillainy

Yes. And now they suspend me in this spring-mounted ceiling apparatus, exactly as I predicted. Everything is going according to plan. Excellent.

Ideas For Games For Gamers With Kids

Dear Ubisoft – I’m a longstanding fan of your work but like a lot of long-time gamers my life’s moving ahead. I’ve got a family now, but even so I’d like my kids to be able to share my hobbies as much as anyone who’s ever collected a stamp or oiled up a baseball glove. […]

Bear Baiting (updated…)

You may have heard that the FunnyJunk website – no link, but it’s your typically garish stolen-content-to-sell-ads web-hovel – have tried to extort one of the people they stole stuff from, to the tune of about $20k. The Tubes Were Displeased: “I really did not expect that he would marshal an army of people who […]

Instant Camera

I bought a beat-up Polaroid Spectra at a garage sale last week, and a single unopened package of Polaroid film in unknown condition. It cost me two dollars, and it’s the first time I’ve ever actually used one; I shot them all on the walk to the bakery with Maya, and she was confused and […]

Today, In Orbital Panopticon News

This is really astounding, though perhaps it shouldn’t be. The Department of Defence has given NASA a gift of two better-than-Hubble telescopes it built but never used, because despite this quote describing them… They have 2.4-meter (7.9 feet) mirrors, just like the Hubble. They also have an additional feature that the civilian space telescopes lack: […]

Baby’s First 3D Platformer

If being a parent and gamer has taught me anything, it’s how critically important it is to start working on those platformer skills early. It’s a shame I accidentally cut this off just as she was asking if Carter wanted to give it a try.